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antithetical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of antithetical

  1. being as different as possible spiritual concerns and ideals that are antithetical to the materialism embraced by modern society Synonyms of antithetical antipodal, antipodean, opposite, contradictory, contrary, diametric (or diametrical), polarWords Related to antithetical adverse, negative, unfavorable; antagonistic, antipathetic, counter, cross, hostile; converse, inverse, obverse, reverse; alien, disparate, dissimilar, divergent, unalike, unlikeNear Antonyms of antithetical alike, analogous, like, similar; equivalent, identical, same; synonymousAntonyms of antithetical noncontradictory

Synonym Discussion of antithetical

opposite, contradictory, contrary, antithetical mean being so far apart as to be or seem irreconcilable. opposite applies to things in sharp contrast or in conflict.
    • opposite views on foreign aid
contradictory applies to two things that completely negate each other so that if one is true or valid the other must be untrue or invalid.
    • made contradictory predictions about whether the market would rise or fall
contrary implies extreme divergence or diametrical opposition.
    • contrary assessments of the war situation
antithetical stresses clear and unequivocal diametrical opposition.
    • a law that is antithetical to the very idea of democracy


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